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Global Orthopedics 2nd edition

Global Orthopedics: Caring for Musculoskeletal Conditions and Injuries in Austere Settings 2nd ed

Global Orthopedics 2nd ed

Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this unique text discusses the opportunities and challenges to the practice of orthopedic surgery in resource-limited environments around the world. Sensibly divided into thematic sections, part I examines barriers to care,  from the poorly recognized global burden of orthopedic conditions and the less than ideal equipment to the cultural considerations and ethical dilemmas inherent in such situations. General clinical topics are covered in part II, such as non-surgical approaches and anesthesia, while the remaining sections discuss adult and pediatric trauma, presented in an anatomical format for easy reference with a focus on the natural history and the best treatment methods within existing limitations, followed by musculoskeletal infections, non-infectious pediatric conditions, reconstruction, and amputations. Topics new to this edition include the management of non-unions by induced membrane techniques, autologous bone grafting, bone growth and burn charts, the management of neck and back pain, and principles of orthopedic rehabilitation.

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Written and edited by experts with years of experience working in austere settings, this second edition of Global Orthopedics is a seamless transition from the original and expands the range of possible management strategies in places desperate for orthopedic care, making it a must for all surgeons and practitioners planning to work in such challenging settings.

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Infection Control in Primary Dental Care

Infection Control in Primary Dental Care

This book is an easy-to-use guide to all aspects of infection control and decontamination that will support the implementation of effective measures for risk reduction in dental practice. Among the topics addressed are the principles and practicalities of cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments, the role of personal protective equipment, the design and use of decontamination rooms, choice of dental equipment, environmental disinfection, and considerations relating to dental unit water lines.

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In addition, readers will find an informative and helpful section on the background history and basic science of infection control within dentistry. Infection Control in Primary Dental Care will be very useful for all members of the dental team, including dentists, dental nurses or assistants, dental hygienists, and therapists. The book is illustrated with photographs, diagrams, and tables to aid understanding and encourage good practice. The authors have a background in microbiology and dental practice and have extensive experience of providing advice and guidance to professional colleagues on infection control procedures.

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Precision Medicine in Radiation Oncology

Precision Medicine in Radiation Oncology

Precision Medicine in Radiation Oncology

 

Precision medicine takes into account each patient’s specific characteristics and requirements to arrive at treatment plans that are optimized towards the best possible outcome. As the field of oncology continues to advance, this tailored approach is becoming more and more prevalent, channelling data on genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and other areas into new and innovative methods of practice. Precision Medicine in Oncology draws together the essential research driving the field forward, providing oncology clinicians and trainees alike with an illuminating overview of the technology and thinking behind the breakthroughs currently being made.

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Topics covered include:

  • Biologically-guided radiation therapy
  • Informatics for precision medicine
  • Molecular imaging
  • Biomarkers for treatment assessment
  • Big data
  • Nanoplatforms

Casting a spotlight on this emerging knowledge base and its impact upon the management of tumors, Precision Medicine in Oncology opens up new possibilities and ways of working – not only for oncologists, but also for molecular biologists, radiologists, medical geneticists, and others.

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2020 Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy Twenty-sixth Edition

2020 Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy Twenty-sixth Edition

2020 Nelson’s Pediatric Antimicrobial Therapy Twenty-sixth Edition

The 26th edition provides practical, evidence-based recommendations from the experts in antimicrobial therapy for treatment of infectious diseases in children. For each disease, the authors provide a commentary to help health care providers select the best of all antimicrobial choices.

Drug descriptions cover pediatric-appropriate antimicrobial agents available today and include complete information about dosing regimens.

New in the 26th edition:

  • First pediatric approval of beta-lactam/beta-lactamase inhibitor for CRE (carbapenem-resistant enteric bacilli), ceftazidime-avibactam
  • Replacement antibiotics for cefotaxime (lack of availability in the US), including ceftriaxone and cefepime (for neonates)
  • Situations in which ceftaroline is preferred over vancomycin by the Editors for MRSA infections
  • Updates on management of influenza, including baloxavir (now approved for children >12 years)
  • New approaches to treatment of mucomycosis
  • New recommendations for malaria
  • More than 150 new references!

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Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine 2nd ed

Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine 2nd ed

Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine 2nd ed

Because behavioral medicine has been constructed based on the understanding of relationships among behavior, psychosocial processes, and sociocultural contexts, the field is well positioned to take a leadership role in informing future health care policies. The field of behavioral medicine appears to have a bright, important future…

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Atlas of Anatomy 4th Edition

Atlas of Anatomy 4th Edition

Atlas of Anatomy 4th Edition

Quintessential Atlas of Anatomy expands on widely acclaimed prior editions!

Atlas of Anatomy, Fourth Edition builds on its longstanding reputation of being the highest quality anatomy atlas published to date. With more than 2,000 exquisitely detailed illustrations, including over 120 new to this edition, the Atlas helps students and seasoned clinicians master the details of human anatomy.

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Key Features:

  • NEW! Expanded Radiology sections include over 40 new radiographs, CTs, and MRIs
  • NEW! A more dissectional approach to the head and neck region places neck anatomy before that of the head – the way most students dissect
  • NEW! Additional images and tables detail the challenging anatomy of the peritoneal cavity, inguinal region, and infratemporal and pterygopalatine fossae
  • NEW! Almost 30 new clinical boxes focus on function, pathology, diagnostic techniques, anatomic variation, and more
  • NEW! More comprehensive coverage clarifies the complexities of the ANS, including revised wiring schematics
  • Also included in this new edition:
    • Muscle Fact spreads provide origin, insertion, innervation, and action
    • An innovative, user-friendly format: every topic covered in two side-by-side pages
    • Online images with “labels-on and labels-off” capability are ideal for review and self-testing

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USMLE Step 2 CK Lecture Notes 2021: Internal Medicine

USMLE Step 2 CK Lecture Notes 2021: Internal Medicine

USMLE Step 2 CK Lecture Notes 2021: Internal Medicine

The official Kaplan Lecture Notes for USMLE Step 2 CK cover the comprehensive information you need to ace the USMLE Step 2 and match into the residency of your choice.

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  • Up-to-date. Updated annually by Kaplan’s all-star faculty.
  • Highly illustrated. Includes color images and tables.
  • Integrated. Packed with bridges between specialities and basic science.
  • Learner-efficient. Organized in outline format with high-yield summary boxes.
  • Trusted. Used by thousands of students each year to succeed on the USMLE Step 2.

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BNF 80 (British National Formulary) 2020 80th Revised edition

BNF 80 (British National Formulary) 2020 80th Revised edition

BNF 80 (British National Formulary) 2020 80th Revised edition

The British National Formulary (BNF) is the first choice for concise medicines information. Trusted by healthcare professionals across the world to support confident decision-making at the point of care. The new edition (BNF 80) provides up-to-date guidance on prescribing, dispensing, and administering medicines, plus legal and professional guidelines.

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Incidental Findings in Neuroimaging and Their Management

Incidental Findings in Neuroimaging and Their Management

Incidental Findings in Neuroimaging and Their Management

Incidental Findings in Neuroimaging and Their Management: A Guide for Radiologists, Neurosurgeons, and Neurologists presents a streamlined, case-based approach to 50 commonly seen incidental findings in neuroimaging. Edited by Kaye Westmark, Dong Kim, and Roy Riascos, this unique book provides the necessary knowledge to manage significant unexpected findings—from identification and analysis to efficacious interventions. With collaborative contributions from neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, otolaryngologists, body and musculoskeletal imaging experts, endocrinologists and hematologists/oncologists, this resource encompasses a wide spectrum of incidental findings.

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Organized by six sections, the book starts with normal variants that are extremely important to recognize in order to avoid unwarranted additional testing and unnecessary stress for the patient. Subsequent sections detail abnormalities that require extensive clinical evaluation in order to determine ideal management. These include incidental findings for extracranial, extra-spinal, intracranial, and intraspinal imaging. The final section outlines CT and MR imaging artifacts that are particularly concerning because they may mimic more dangerous pathologies while degrading imaging quality and obscuring real findings.

Key Features

  • Key findings and differential diagnosis are listed for each entity
  • Diagnostic decision trees present algorithms in an easy-to-understand manner
  • Artifact analyses explain the technical reason for each artifact and what can be done to mitigate effects
  • Clinical Q&As connect the radiologic diagnosis with actual case management decisions and provide in-depth background information that is applicable to management in various scenarios

This essential guide will help trainee and practicing neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons, and neurologists interpret incidental spine and brain imaging findings and make clinically informed, complex treatment decisions.

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